Food Quotations - Literary
"Out of the
frying pan into the fire."
John Heywood, from The Proverbs of John Heywood, 1546
"(In Canton) the Chinese fondness for
snacks and small eats reaches a kind of apotheosis."
(E.N. Anderson, quoted in Ken Hom's The Taste of China)
"Life has taught us that love does not
consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same
(Antoine de Saint-Expury)
"There is no sincerer love than the love
(George Bernard Shaw)
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep
well, if one has not dined well."
"And do as adversaries do in law, strive
mightily, but eat and drink as friends."
(William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew. In honor of the anniversary of the Bard's date of birth - April 23, 1564)
"One should eat to live, not live to
"It is a true saying that a man must eat a
peck of salt with his friend before he knows him."
(In Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes )
"At a dinner party one should eat wisely
but not too well, and speak well but not too wisely."
(W. Somerset Maugham, author)
"Well done is quickly done."
"Part of the secret of success in life is
to eat what you want and let the food fight it out inside."
"Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go."
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